What's the best way to locally dim light sources in Photoshop?


Question

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For example, on this image, how to best reduce the brightness of the lanterns on the temple ground without dimming the whole photo?

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4/2/2016 3:17:00 AM

Accepted Answer

  1. Create an Exposure Adjustment Layer reducing it to your taste

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  1. Inverse the Exposure Adjustment Layer's mask

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  1. Paint white onto the it where the darker exposure should be

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4/2/2016 3:32:00 AM

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